Arsenal favourites to beat Barcelona to signing of 19-goal winger

Arsenal are believed to be leading the race to sign Barcelona target Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kyiv, according to Fichajes, as reported by the Metro.

The 25-year-old is being eyed by the La Liga champions as a possible replacement to now former star Pedro, who completed a summer move to Chelsea.

It is said that Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has been in contact with the Ukraine international and is close to agreeing the terms of a his potential switch to the Emirates.

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The Premier League giants are favourites due to the fact that Barca have instead turned their attentions to the signing of Celta Vigo attacker Nolito to reinforce their side.

Apart from the two mentioned clubs, Yarmolenko also caught the eye of Liverpool as well and Tottenham Hotspur during the recent summer window.

He featured 43 times in all competitions for his side last term, scoring an impressive 19 goals while providing another 21 assists.